Travellers may want better value, easier personalisation and smarter technology, but right now they can still be a little hard to find

It is fair to say that technology is transforming so much of our daily lives, and travel is no exception. Latest research from Travelport has…..

Southwest’s participation in GDS system nixes agent friction in ‘big deal’ for the LCC

Southwest Airlines admits its entry into the Travelport and Amadeus Global Distribution Systems was a “big deal” that was in large part driven by the…..

Flipkart partners with the ixigo mobile travel platform for an enhanced and native flight booking experience that opens online travel options to India’s Tier II and Tier III cities

Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, is aiming to further strengthen its travel offering by introducing an enhanced native experience in partnership with ixigo, India’s most…..

CTM: ‘We have been delivering live Qantas NDC content for almost a year now’

At the start of Aug-2019, Qantas Group formally launched the ‘Qantas Channel’, a commercial agreement between Qantas and an agency to access their New Distribution…..

Video of the week – NDC and fares distribution: empowering agents

“NDC is like Brexit,” says Peter Muller, international board director at global travel management services specialist ATPI. “We know its coming, we know we have…..

Rollout of NDC is not ‘a big bang’ change, it is ‘incremental’, but Qantas aims to be at the heart of it

At the start of Aug-2019, Qantas Group formally launched the ‘Qantas Channel’ New Distribution Capability (NDC) distribution platform, modernising the way agencies book fares and…..

Distribution and selling challenges in Canada: NDC to the rescue?

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

BCD Travel signs up to the Qantas Channel and access to a wider range of fares and content

BCD Travel has signed an agreement with Qantas Airways to participate in its Qantas Channel which officially comes into place from 01-Aug-2019 as part of…..

Amazon enters flight bookings. Is this the beginning of the biggest ever potential upheaval in airline distribution?

For several years since the advent of the large data aggregators like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, there has been speculation about the potential for…..

WestJet’s Swoop tweaks its distribution to drive improvement in shoulder months

Canada’s WestJet has opted to tweak its distribution strategy for its ULCC subsidiary Swoop after encountering some headwinds during off peak times. Swoop mades its…..

Eurowings opens the door to a whole new world of connection opportunities with new virtual interlining platform

German carrier Eurowings has more than flirted with the idea of flight connections. While its big brother Lufthansa delivers the traditional hub-and-spoke model at its…..